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First direct evidence that drought-weakened Amazonian forests ‘inhale less carbon’

March 4, 2015

Foundation grantees have contributed to new research just published in Nature, showing "direct evidence of the rate at which individual trees in the Amazonian basin ‘inhale’ carbon from the atmosphere during a severe drought" (see announcement below). Moore Foundation grants (#1656 and #3000) helped support the Amazon Forest Inventory Network ...

Patient and Family Engagement

New study confirms people more activated in their care have better health outcomes and lower costs

Business Wire March 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO -- Today, an important question about the value of patient activation was answered in a new study published in the March issue of Health Affairs: Can increases in patient activation improve health outcomes and lower costs? Yes, according to the authors of the largest, longitudinal investigation to date. ...

Parties to the Nauru Agreement initiate full-scale trials of electronic catch documentation system for observers

World Wildlife Fund March 2, 2015

WWF welcomes the decision of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) to initiate full-scale trials of an innovative catch documentation system (eCDS) for on-board fisheries observers. The new system, which uses near real-time data through Android tablets and satellite transmitters is expected to substantially enhance the quality, reliability, and ...

Two Bay Area science museum grantees selected as finalists for National Medal for Museum and Library Service

February 24, 2015

We are proud to see two of our San Francisco Bay Area program grantees, the Chabot Space & Science Center (Oakland, CA) and The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose, CA) named among the 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The National Medal is awarded ...

Fair Trade writes new chapter in story of tuna

By Tim Fitzgerald, Environmental Defense Fund National Geographic Voices February 19, 2015

Tuna is the second most popular seafood in the United States, yet for most Americans, it’s a non-descript protein puck that inevitably gets mixed with mayonnaise and celery. Maybe the tuna in that can came from the Philippines, or Micronesia? Perhaps it was caught by a Japanese vessel and transferred ...

National Patient Safety Foundation urges stakeholders to be "United in Safety" for Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 8-14

February 12, 2015

Boston, Mass. (Feb. 12, 2015)—Patient and family engagement in health care is the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 8-14, 2015. This year’s theme, United in Safety, underscores the fact that everyone has a role to play in ensuring safe care, and ...

Four Leading Foundations launch new legal training module for the philanthropic community

February 10, 2015

Today a new, interactive training tool is available free of charge to help the staff of private foundations explore the rules and potential impact of program-related investments, or PRIs. Like a grant, a PRI supports private foundations’ charitable and programmatic goals. Unlike a grant, a PRI is an investment that ...

$1.6 million grant from Moore Foundation supports Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute’s work on Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal

Monmouth University January 29, 2015

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's 1.6 million grant to Monmouth University's Urban Coast Institute (UCI) is supporting work on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal, an online toolkit and resource center to support ocean planning in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The grant supports UCI's work with several academic, government, private ...

SPIDER experiment touches down in Antarctica

Caltech January 23, 2015

After spending 16 days suspended from a giant helium balloon floating 115,000 feet above Antarctica, a scientific instrument dubbed SPIDER has landed in a remote region of the frozen continent. Conceived of and built by an international team of scientists, the instrument launched from McMurdo Station on New Year's Day. ...

CIFAR and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation launch joint venture to expand scientific collaborations

January 22, 2015

CIFAR and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are launching a new joint venture to advance marine science and quantum materials. The venture brings fellows from CIFAR together with investigators from two Moore Foundation programs to stimulate new collaborations.

The three-year agreement has two components. One will open meetings of ...

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